Actors Arashi Tominosuke I as Kumoinomae and Ichimura Kamezô I as Raigô Ajari, with musicians

「くもいのまへ 嵐富之介」(初代)、「らいごうあじゃり 市村亀蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1746 (Enkyô 3), 10th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0249; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), fig. 10; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #36

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.4 cm (12 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13233

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chigozakura Futaba Jikki
Theater: Ichimura
児桜莠実記(ちござくらふたばじっき)
 市村

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu
鳥居清信筆

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection